It's a Simple Question of Focus
Sunday 8 May 2016
Sometimes we get too caught up in making our current state of business more complex than it needs to be. And yet most of your business issues will come down to honestly answering just two simple questions -
1. Have you stated explicitly where you want your business to go and by when you want to get there?
2. If you have not been able to answer the first question, how can you justify spending ANY of your organisation's resources on ANY ACTIVITY?
Because if you are a director of a business you have an obligation to know why you are spending money, time and other resources on actions designed to get you to where you want to go. And if you're busy but without a destination, you're kidding yourself
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Monday 27 February 2017
It's been a significantly busy couple of months looking at how Industries and Government Agencies are preparing for change. The Companies versus Climate Change conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November/December, and a meeting with the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaii (Manoa) in January show that positive action is happening, despite some of the headlines
Saturday 31 December 2016
Many of you know that each year I make an observation about what I think the year will bring. The track record suggests I'm usually a couple of years ahead of the curve. With that said I'm calling 2017
Monday 12 December 2016
In Ft. Lauderdale USA I recently attending a delightful provocatively named 'Companies Versus Climate Change' conference. And the message is clear - companies, BIG well known companies are tackling the issues of climate change, sustainability and their carbon footprints and both making and saving VAST sums of dollars. The simple take away message from the presentations over the three days could not have been more explicit - tackling climate change pays off big time!